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As I've been looking into a 2GB DDR2 set with low timings (and affordable) I've bumped upon this:<br><br>
Team DDR2 Xtreem RAM Overclocking Dual Channel 2048 MB, PC5300, 667 MHz, 3<br><br>
The timings are 3-3-3-8 which is better then the Mushkin set I was looking at which had 3-3-3-10 (both at 667mhz) for only €10 more. Ok so my main question was if Micron D9 chips are better overclockers? For example the Mushkin reaches 700mhz at stock timings. I can't seem to find any review about the Team Xtreem ram...
 

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Get the Team Group memory. There are plenty of reviews at xtremesystems. They can reach 4-4-4-12 @DDR2-1000. Maybe with even lower timings.
 
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Great to hear! So you are saying the 667mhz set will reach 1000mhz at those timings? And I did find some reviews but not about the exact type I'm looking at. I'll check at xtremesystems.
 

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<a href="http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2853&p=2" target="_blank">http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2853&p=2</a><br><br><br>
Here is a review on the team extreme ram<br><br>
"In the past two months memory prices have increased significantly. For that reason alone, buyers are looking much more closely at memory prices and comparison-shopping. The two memories tested here, the Super Talent DDR2-1000 and the TEAM DDR2-1000, are both an excellent choice in your comparison shopping. In general they perform just as well as the most expensive DDR2 at the critical DDR2-800 and DDR2-667 speeds, running with stability at 3-3-3 and 3-2-3 timings, just like the top DDR2 memory. While neither will overclock quite as far as the top memory we have tested, both do reach DDR2-1067 with ease. While they top out at 1080/1084, the practical difference between these top speeds and 1100+ is pretty minimal. The message here is if you can find Super Talent or TEAM at a cheaper price than the other top DDR2-1000 and up brands then buy it. You will get good value.<br><br>
There is one caveat, however. The TEAM is definitely the better performer of the two tested brands. It requires a little less voltage at each speed for stability, and it matches the timings of the best DDR2 we have ever tested at all the stock speeds. The Super Talent performs much the same at 667 and 800, but it requires slightly slower timings at DDR2-1067. Therefore if you plan to run your memory at DDR2-1067 choose TEAM or another top DDR2 instead.<br><br>
It is fair to ask if there is any real reason to run your memory faster than DDR2-800. The answer is Yes, provided your memory is capable of 4-3-4 timings at 1067 like the top memory we have tested. There are small but real performance advantages for any of these memories running at DDR2-1067, as you can see in the performance charts. 4-3-4 timings at 1067 is fast enough to make the 1067 speed a performance advantage, and the TEAM DDR2-1067 and the other top DDR2 memories can run at these timings with complete stability at 2.2V to 2.4V.<br><br>
When we looked at High-Performance DDR2 in the Conroe Buying Guide, it was clear that the performance we first saw with the OCZ EL PC2-8000 was now available from a wider group of memory manufacturers. OCZ, Corsair, and Mushkin stood out at the top of the group of six, but frankly any of the six could deliver the kind of performance that could make a difference in a top Core 2 or AM2 system. That included the 2GB kits from Buffalo, Kingston, and Crucial. You can now add TEAM to that group of top performers"
 

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That's DDR2-1000 right? I doubt those are the same chips and considerably more expensive. Still haven't found a review on the type (PC5300 667) I'm looking for.
 
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